Here are a few of the education stories we've bookmarked recently.
In its “Leaders to Learn From” series, EdWeek recognizes Amy Perusse from Everett School District in Washington for her leadership in homeless education. When emergency shelters closed at the start of the pandemic, Perusse increased her outreach to identify students and families in need of support. She also helped create a group of representatives from local organizations to track homeless students across the district, connect families with food, clothing, and pandemic-related health care and housing needs.
Here’s a look at how three teachers are navigating remote learning in New York City. Their approaches to connecting with their students virtually include giving students autonomy, and a voice to shape class discussions, creating moments for joy, utilizing movement-based learning games, and implementing community-based projects to bridge the social gap.
There’s no doubt that stress is impacting all educators. In this piece Sarah Gonser suggests seven ways school administrators can prioritize educators’ health and well-being to help reduce stress and combat burnout, including surveying teachers, creating shared agreements, and planning regular and informal check-ins.
Top-Tier Principals Spark Big Gains in Student Learning. A New Study Shows How Much
A new report released by the Wallace Foundation found that principals can significantly impact student achievement. According to the report, which reviewed six longitudinal studies using data on more than 22,000 principals, effective school leaders focus on strategies that build a climate conducive to learning, foster collaborative learning communities, and manage personnel and school resources.